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Muscle pain

Muscle pain: Introduction

Muscle pain: Aches or pains affecting the muscles. See detailed information below for a list of 956 causes of Muscle pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Muscle pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Muscle pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Muscle pain

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Causes of Types of Muscle pain:

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Muscle pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Muscle pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Muscle pain Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Muscle pain may include:

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Stories from Users for Muscle pain

Real-life user stories relating to Muscle pain:

Message Boards for Muscle pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Muscle pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Muscle pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Muscle pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect muscles involved for muscle wasting which may indicate a primary muscle disease, wasting due to disuse or pathology of the nerve supplying the muscle
    • Feel muscles involved to help determine if pain is originating from the muscles or actually from deeper structures such as bone
    • Peripheral nervous system examination including muscular tone, power, reflexes and coordination
    • Feel the pulses in the legs - if reduced or absent should suggest arterial embolism, peripheral atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) or obstruction of the abdominal aorta and its branches by.
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Inspect for signs of peripheral vascular disease - e.g. reduced or absent pulses, cool pale extremities, loss of hair on lower feet and legs, ulcers on foot, gangrene of skin on toes.
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Muscle pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Muscle pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Muscle pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Muscle pain:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Muscle pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Fenofibrate and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction - severe muscle pain
  • Lofibra and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction - severe muscle pain
  • Tricor and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction - severe muscle pain
  • Fenofibrate and atorvastatin interaction - severe muscle pain
  • Lofibra and atorvastatin interaction - severe muscle pain
  • Tricor and atorvastatin interaction - severe muscle pain
  • more interactions...»

Muscle pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Muscle pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Muscle pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Muscle pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Muscle pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Muscle pain

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Muscle pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Muscle pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Muscle pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Muscle pain as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Muscle pain

Muscle pain can range from an aching muscle, spasm, or strain, to the severe spasticity that accompanies paralysis. Another disabling syndrome is fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by fatigue, stiffness, joint tenderness, and widespread muscle pain. Polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and inclusion body myositis are painful disorders characterized by muscle inflammation. They may be caused by infection or autoimmune dysfunction and are sometimes associated with connective tissue disorders, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Muscle pain can range from an aching muscle, spasm, or strain, to the severe spasticity that... (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Definitions of Muscle pain:

Myalgia: Pain or aching in a muscle or muscles.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Muscle pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Muscle pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Muscle pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Muscle pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Muscle pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Muscle pain. Of the 956 causes of Muscle pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 15 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 14 causes are "common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 49 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 899 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Muscle pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Muscle pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Muscle pain:

The following list of medical conditions have Muscle pain or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Muscle pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Muscle pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Muscle pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Muscle pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Muscle pain:

    Myodynia, Myalgia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Muscle pain:

    Subtypes of Muscle pain:

    Muscle cramps (283 causes), Myalgia (118 causes), Back muscle pain (5 causes), Generalised musculoskeletal pain (12 causes), Vague muscle aches (11 causes), Hand cramps (1 cause)

    Medical Conditions associated with Muscle pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Muscle aches (879 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Aches (904 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Muscle pain:

    Muscle spasms (929 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Bone pain (272 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Joint pain (773 causes), Fibromyalgia, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Thyroid disease (18 causes), Arthritis (224 causes), Rheumatoid arthritis (17 causes), Diabetes (212 causes), Diabetic ketoacidosis (34 causes), Muscle metabolism disorders, Circulatory disorders

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    Medical News summaries about Muscle pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Muscle pain

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